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2009 Stories by Noah W. Bailey

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  • Cityscapin'

    published September 24, 2009

    It seems photographer Peter Calvin has a thing for gas stations. And parking lots. And intersections. You know, all the things that are... More >>

  • Gooden-Uff

    published September 24, 2009

    After years and years of Shawn Bradleys and Erick Dampiers, it seemed for a few brief moments this summer that the Dallas Mavericks had finally... More >>

  • Axe Men

    published September 17, 2009

    Anyone who's ever picked up a guitar knows it's not as easy as the Greats make it look. Sure, it's simple enough to pick up three or four chords... More >>

  • Choo-Choo Chihuly

    published September 10, 2009

    Artist Dale Chihuly may very well be the most famous glass sculptor in the world. His "Chihuly Bridge of Glass" received international... More >>

  • Border Fruit

    published September 10, 2009

    The Latino Cultural Center's second annual Maestros Tejanos exhibit features the work of artist Tina Fuentes, who specializes... More >>

  • 'Saint of Soul

    published September 10, 2009

    Legendary New Orleans tunesmith Allen Toussaint has enjoyed a well-deserved career resurgence of late, crafting a critically acclaimed... More >>

  • Charity Jam

    published September 3, 2009

    Labor Day in Texas is normally marked by oppressively hot flip-flop weather, but if you feel like donning your boots for a good cause, check out... More >>

  • Birds Of A Feather

    published September 3, 2009

    People have been painting birds since the days of pictograms. Perhaps it's their beauty that fascinates us, or maybe we just envy their ability to... More >>

  • Great Success On The Steppe

    published September 3, 2009

    Those of you whose exposure to Kazakhstan and its culture is limited to repeated viewings of Borat would be wise to check out... More >>

  • Train A-Comin'

    published August 27, 2009

    If you've ever sat through all two hours and 40 minutes of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, then you no doubt... More >>

  • DSO Me

    published August 27, 2009

    It's really hard to believe Motown Records is celebrating 50 years in the business--I would have thought the label was at least 80 by now.... More >>

  • Dennis The Menace

    published August 20, 2009

    Comedian Dennis Miller hated on Ronald Reagan as much as any other comedian in the 1980s, but when 9/11 happened, the self-described... More >>

  • The 'Boys Are Back In Town

    published August 20, 2009

    Not only is the Dallas Cowboys preseason match-up against the Tennessee Titans the first home game of the season, it's also the first chance to... More >>

  • Dollars for Dime

    published August 13, 2009

    Local legend "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was always known as a metalhead with a heart of gold, and there's no better testament to this fact than... More >>

  • Lunching with History

    published August 6, 2009

    Honestly, we are poor military historians, so what little we know about the Dallas Artillery Company--which eventually became Battery A of... More >>

  • Boyz Will Be Boyz

    published August 6, 2009

    If there's anything that's still ripe for parody no matter how many times it's been done before, it's boy bands and contemporary Christian... More >>

  • The Old Kid

    published July 23, 2009

    If you were a star in the teen comedies, sitcoms or early reality shows of the late '80s and '90s and you haven't parlayed your role into a... More >>

  • Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

    published July 23, 2009

    Traditionally, the term "lucky stiff" refers to some average a-hole who finds himself in a suddenly fortuitous situation, liking winning the lotto... More >>

  • Ru-Fi-No! Ru-Fi-No!

    published July 16, 2009

    Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo started off as a professional wrestler, but it was his art that finally took him around the world--from Mexico... More >>

  • Big D Production

    published July 16, 2009

    Things made in Dallas, past and present: Mrs. Baird's bread, Robocop, integrated circuits, Barney, 11 Robert Johnson 78s, Fletcher's Corny... More >>

  • It Came From the '90s

    published July 16, 2009

    Comedian Tom Rhodes hasn't gone on to the success of '90s contemporaries like Janeane Garofalo and Dave Chappelle, but he's nevertheless... More >>

  • Baby Cardinals

    published July 9, 2009

    Springfield, Missouri, has the most diverse weather pattern in America according to Forbes magazine, which means the AAA Springfield... More >>

  • Park and Ooh

    published July 2, 2009

    I vividly recall watching two fireworks shows from my family's porch every Fourth of July as a child. One was the display at Fair Park, which we... More >>

  • John Vanderslice, The Tallest Man On Earth

    published June 26, 2009

    Singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson (aka The Tallest Man on Earth) may hail from Dalama, Sweden, but his debut album—last... More >>

  • At the Pole

    published June 26, 2009

    There's no better way to work up an appetite for a hot dog-eating contest than a nice long run, right? The Fourth of July in Texas might not be... More >>

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